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Complete list of Miss Kentucky USA 2023 candidates

The Miss Kentucky USA 2023 coronation night will be held at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky, United States on February 25, 2023. It is the 69th edition of the state-level beauty pageant that selects Kentucky’s candidate for Miss USA, which selects the Miss Universe candidate of the U.S.

Kentucky currently has 16 Miss USA placements including the coronation of Tara Conner in 2006 and Elle Smith in 2021. Conner was Miss Universe 2006 fourth runner-up while Smith finished in the Top 10 at Miss Universe 2021.


Lizzy Neutz of Greater Louisville was crowned Miss Kentucky USA 2022 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset on March 26, 2022. Cadie Hall of Ashland and India Marks of Louisville were the respective first and second runners-up.

There are 54 women competing for the Miss Kentucky USA 2023 crown. Here are the candidates:

  1. Lanisha Porter (Belle of Louisville)
  2. Savannah Lewis (Bluegrass)
  3. Elliana Beard (Bowling Green)
  4. Cadie Taylor (Boyd County)
  5. Margaret Haynes (Brandenburg)
  6. Rebecca Cook (Capital City)
  7. Gabrielle Norris (Columbia)
  8. Alyssa Wright (Commonwealth)
  9. Katie Fawn (Corbin)
  10. Jasmine Smith (Covington)
  11. Brooklynn Case (Danville)
  12. Aniya Boyd (Derby City)
  13. Keely Hodge (East Louisville)
  14. Julia Long (Fayette County)
  15. Melissa Mboyo (Florence)
  16. Kayma Wolfinbarger (Fort Thomas)
  17. Caelin Taylor (Frankfort)
  18. Madalyne Kinnett (Greater Lexington)
  19. Haley Nestor (Greater Louisville)
  20. Kirsten Browning (Greenville)
  21. Arianna White (Heart of Lexington)
  22. Sophia Meinhart (Heart of Louisville)
  23. Aniah Foster (Hopkinsville)
  24. Morgan DeChene (Horse Capital)
  25. Savannah Swift (Jefferson County)
  26. Sydney Poor (Jessamine County)
  27. Grace League (Lancaster)
  28. Carley Duncan (Lawrenceburg)
  29. Desiree Cross (Lexington)
  30. Renee Kott (Lily)
  31. ShaNaya Wimberly (Louisville)
  32. Sophia Baser (Louisville Waterfront)
  33. Emily Roberts (Madison County)
  34. Krisalyn Littlepage (Madisonville)
  35. Teijanna Saxton (Mayfield)
  36. Sierra Klaiber (Nicholasville)
  37. India Marks (North Central Kentucky)
  38. Kristen Bach (Northern Kentucky)
  39. Devin Forest (Oatlands)
  40. Gia Combs (Old Louisville)
  41. Gabby Bradley (Owensboro)
  42. Brooklyn Newsome (Pikeville)
  43. Courtney Rager (Purchase District)
  44. Kaitlyn Hornsby (Richmond)
  45. Mia Ferguson (Russell)
  46. LeaKel Potter (Shawnee)
  47. Alexandria Baldon (Shively)
  48. Monique Pearson (Simpsonville)
  49. Rachel Phelps (Somerset)
  50. Rabiya Syed (South Lexington)
  51. Aaliyah Plotts (South Louisville)
  52. Emma Simms (Waverly)
  53. Kemari Canada (West Lexington)
  54. BeeBee Patillo (West Louisville)

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